SAN DIEGO (AP) — A U.S. official says rigorous testing of prototypes of President Donald Trump’s proposed wall with Mexico has found their heights should stop border crossers.
Military special forces based in Florida and Customs and Border Protection special units spent three weeks trying to breach and scale the eight models in San Diego, using jackhammers, torches and other tools.READ MORE: Food Truck Crashes In Vernon; One Dead
But Jayson Ahern, who served as commissioner of Customs and Border Patrol, tells KNX 1070, smugglers will find ways around it:
READ MORE: `Solidarity' Cited In New Deal For 40k Behind-the-Scenes Film & TV Workers
An official with direct knowledge of the results said they point to see-through steel barriers topped by concrete as the best design. But the official says a report on the testing of each design does not pick an overall winner or rank them.
The official spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the information is not authorized for public release.MORE NEWS: Child, 18 Months, Killed in North Hills Crash
(© Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast rewritten or redistributed.)